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stations and walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette will close early next year under a cost- cutting plan. the four stations affected includes the fire station no. 4 on hawthorne drive and walnut creek, fire station no. 11 on center avenue in clayton, fire station no. 12 on shell avenue in martinez and a fire station no. 16 on loss arabs avenue at lafayette. the closures come after voters in the contra costa fire district rejected measure q. it would have provided a temporary seven your tax fun to the stations. >> meanwhile s.f. francisco, a special noontime ceremony today at days memorial grove and golden gate park. it's free and open to the public. there will be a musical performance by the some of bell's choir. awards will also be given for local, on some heroes and the fight against aids. there will be a reading of names of those who were lost to aids. >> starbucks says is going to donate a portion of its profits to help fight the disease. the company announced it will give 5¢ for each drink that its sales to date to the red foundation. the foundation leads brass to help raise m
are discussing the possibility of closing four fire stations in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and la fayette. the closure list comes a month after voters in the contra costa fire district rejected measure q, the temporary seven- year parcel tax would have provided enough funds to keep the four dations -- the four stations open. >>> the oakland raiders are expressing their condolences to dennis allen who lost his father last night. grady allen passed away due to cardiac arrest. according to a statement from the raid, dennis allen traveled to the dales fort worth area to be by his father's said white after -- right after the game on saturday. he does plan to play in the game on thursday against denver. >>> we're still on stormwatch as more wet weather moves into the area. in the meantime, the cleanup continues from the weekend storm. a free that well on reed avenue is scheduled for removal today. as you can see it was still laying on sop of -- on top of several vehicles this morning. no one was hurt. caltran crews are cleaning up a small mudslide that shut down the connector. the ramp is close
in martinez today. the chief says closing the stations will lead to longer response times. he adds the failure of a parcel tax on the november ballot means that there are few option left. >> this is not an easy choice. it's not what we want to have to do. but we are out of options. and we're going to do the best we can to protect them even with the stations closed. >> a public hearing was held today where mayors and residents of the communities affected told the fire district board it must look at other options. the next meeting is scheduled for tuesday, december 11th. the board says at that point it would have to make a final decision on the face of the fire stations. >>> three firefighters who were hurt responding to a crash in the east bay are out of the hospital and back at home tonight. they were responding to a crash on highway 24 on sunday morning when an suv lost control on the road and hit them. the driver of the vehicle is still in critical condition. >>> a proposal to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office has been taken to committee for further study. the move comes a
looked like they had a pulse when martinez turns trouble into paradise. that is improvisation theater at its best. taylor martinez, 17 yards, 14- 7. wisconsin's montee ball ran for 202 yards three more touchdowns and watch montee battle montee ball go air born. leaping liz lizards:did you hear that, stanford? they rushed for 538 yards. montee ball has an ncaa record 82 career touchdowns, 76 rushing touchdowns is also an ncaa record. >>> third-ranked georgia led 7- 0 before eddie lacy makes the big placer running for 181 yards. georgia led numerator when the tide attempt afield, but washington blocks it and there goes alex ogletree, 55 yards for the touchdown. bulldogs led. crimson tide ran for 350 yards, but quarterback a.j. mccarron can also pass. mccarron to cooper, bama leads 32-28, 3:15 left on the clock. bulldogs have no time-outs and need to score here or it's over. it's over. bama wins, 32-28 and play notre dame january 27th forst ncaa national championship. >>> 12th-ranked oklahoma and bob stoops visited tcu. that sooner sensation damien william's second touchdown of the game.
through martinez. back over toward parts of the east bay. san francisco over to oakland a little heavier toward san rafael. looks like right there on the san rafael side of the richmond san rafael bridge. off the coast you can see right off the marin coast in san francisco there is a little bit stronger cells inching closer. it's not cold it's really mild. if you don't have rain cloudy conditions and foggy. there is a little low right there. that will give us enhancement here in the morning. look for cloudy skies and rain. just kind of a foggy rainy day. 60s on the temps. even the lows or upper 50s to near 60 for some. we won't see much of a change on the temperatures from lows to highs. the rain will end tonight. fog very, very thick. i think north bay, east bay out to the valley it will be a big issue here. it does look quieter. breezy. that should wipe out the fog. >>> right now the european markets are all trading higher this morning. overnight the asian markets closed with gains as well. after china's leaders -- shanghai composite jumped almost 3%. all the other markets finished the
bound on 68 coming from highway 4 in martinez. that is a rough ride. not a hot spot but certainly a slow rise the south bay freeways highway 85 to the west valley and 87 northbound from the on the valley as you head north toward downtown san jose. >> thank you george we're watching water on the bay area rivers that has been a concern especially on sunday we got close the flood level. the russian river over hills burn and burn bill about 10 ft. above flood stage. also the napa river those river levels are safe. also with coyote creek. we are so watching what happened incorte madero. we are watching closely what happens there when we get heavy rain. will tra hourthat this is our sole reporter is joining us. >> it does not take much to start getting nervous out here at the cree.creek. the crek gets plugged up and a lot of debris in the water causes most of the problems. this week in we did get close to flood stage. it was basically right at flood stage. so far we are well below that which is great news. that does not stop residents as you can see over here a lot of sandbags. as you said bac
stations. if approved, stations in the cities of walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette would all close january 1. the county's top fire official recommended the closures saying a loss of property taxes and failed tax measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserve. >>> some other headlines around the bay on this wednesday. a decision on whether to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office sent to the public protection committee for further study. the committee is expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for a final decision. >>> a big bag of marijuana was hauled out of a home that burned in san francisco. police also removed equipment for the growing operation there. the cause of the two-alarm fire in the haight-ashbury neighborhood unknown. nobody was hurt. >>> time now 5:09. protests continue to rock egypt's capital this morning. >> plus a rare appearance. the vote that drew former senator bob dole in a wheelchair there to washington, d.c. >> and the star is re
on center avenue in clayton. fire station number 12 on shell avenue in martinez... and fire station number 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. the closures come after voters in the contra costa fire district .... rejected measure q.. it would have provided a temporary, seven- year parcel tax to fund the stations. the stations were volume... and how close they are to other stations. ever imagined making a meal at home... just like they do in fine restaurants? coming up on dine and dish - we put on an apron like a professional chef. >> this powerful storm how long it will stick around, coming up. sleep train has your ticket to tempur-pedic. experience the pressure-relieving comfort of tempur-pedic, and sleep risk-free with sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee. get 36 months interest-free financing: no down, and no interest for 3 years. plus, get free same-day delivery. sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee, interest-free financing, and free delivery? that's the ticket! sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic is on now. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
, clayton, martinez and lafayette. if approved, the closures will go into effect january 1. it comes after the district burned through its cash reserves because of a loss of property taxes in that failed tax measure on the november ballot. the county's top fire officials say they will have to do even more now with less. >> we should have roughly 600 firefighters on our staff. currently we have roughly 250. so we're only at about 44%. so any further degrading or reduction of our service just puts us further behind the power curve. >> contra costa fire district serving some 600,000 people over 300 square miles. more stations could close this summer, as well. >>> in other headlines around the bay, a proposal to buy a drone from the alameda county sheriff's office was sent to the public protection committee for further study. it's expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for final approval. >>> san francisco police hauled a load of marijuana and pot growing equipment out of the house that burned in the haight-
in martinez is one of the four stations on the chopping block. the fire chief says closing the stations will lead to long are response times. as the failure on of them are valid there are few options left--as the failure of the proposition on the november bund ballots. >> the next meeting is set for december 11th. at that point the board will make a final decision on the fate of those four fire stations. >> 3 firefighters were heard responding to a traffic accident in the east bay are out of the hospital and back at home this morning. orinda fire capt michael rattaaey the firefighters kelly morris and a firefighter named steve rogness or spun into a crash on highway 24 in orlando sunday morning when n s u b lost control and ran sacked the road and hit them. the three firefighters are back in recovery. >> watching what is happening in washington president obama is meeting with washington to discuss the fiscal cliff. the automatic government spending cuts that will kick in. republicans and the white house sent to have finally found some common ground both sides agreeing that tax revenue a
. the stations scheduled for closure are in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and la fayette. the closure list comes about a month after voters in the contra costa fire district rejected measure q, that temporary seven-year complex would have paid for those four fire stations. >>> the berkeley fire station sent out warning letters to more than 900 ambulance patients saying a tax fraud ring may have had access to some of their personal information. a former employee that handles berkeley's billing accessed client informs reportedly to give it to a tax fraud ring. the information may include names, social security numbers and birth dates. 13 people have been arrested so far for their involvement in that ring. >>> 7:07. the good news, muni is back in service. >> that's right. full service. up right now, the hyde cable car was down. it was cleared just before 7:00. everyone back to normal in san francisco with your mass transit. >>> we're gonna take a look outside. we have backup extending all the way to the maze. also starting to see some backup on the east shore freeway. 280 at the 880 split, yo
are in martinez, la fayette, la fayette and clayton -- walnut creek and clayton. >>> a los angeles area firehouse is under fire this morning for letting an exercise company shoot a rather raycy video inside the station. ♪ >> the video shows a scantily- clad woman dancing around with a hula-hoop inside a fire station in venice. fire officials are investigating why the station allowed the filming. the station was in trouble last year for allowing fire trucks to be used in a porn movie. >>> 7:20. well, mark your calendar if you love music. organizers of the lands festival just announced the dates for next year. ♪ >> that's stevie wonder. 2013 festival will be held august 9th through august 11th at golden gate park. organizers have not told us yet who will be performing next year. last year's headliners including stevie wonder, neil young. also meatal law. big show -- also, metallica. big show out there. >>> 7:21. we continue our stormwatch coverage. meteorologist, steve paulson, is tracking the storm. he will tell us which parts of the bay area will get the most rain. he's coming back. scutaro!
the bay area. i headed to the east bay and found out that pleasanton, walnut creek, martinez, also san ramon, offering free sandbags. but right here, in the steve concord, they are going a little further. they are offering this service 24/7. so i looked up the director of concord and told me, justin e zell had this to say. >> we have the station here that's available 24 hours a day 7 days a week which is new for this city because in prior years this was only available up until 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon monday through friday. and as now the storms don't stop. so people need to get out here and make sandbags in the middle of the night or early in the morning so we wanted to make it available to residents at all times. >> reporter: is there a limitation for residents as far as sandbagging is concern? >> there is a 25-bag limit. so we ask that residents -- they are on the honor system here so we ask that they only take 25 bags. >> reporter: the director of department of public works had a lot to tell me about the concord area. there are some areas more prone to flooding than others. he a
. the fire chief selected stations for closer in walnut creek, clayton, and lafayette and martinez. lafayette city manager is urging residents to attend the meeting to voice opposition. >>> coming up next, the desperate times for millions of people in afghanistan. >> it's almost unimaginable how these people survive. >> neck, the author of "the kite runner" and his intense effort to help provide shelter to the people of his homeland. >>> and let's take a live look outside from our hd roof cam. it's dark, it's cloudy, it's wet. lisa argen is going to have your full forecast in just a [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. [ female announcer ] go from zero to pizza in just 60 seconds with totino's pizza rolls and grab a bite of snack-defying, satisfying... because pizza...never...misses. it's on. let's roll. >> welcome back, everybody. good saturday morning. it is 5:39 on th
and martinez. lafayette city manager is urging residents to attend the meeting to voice opposition. >>> coming up next, the desperate times for millions of people in afghanistan. >> it's almost unimaginable how these people survive. >> the author of "the kite runner" and his intense effort to help provide shelter to the people of his homeland. >>> and let's take a live look outside at 7:36. this is from our emeryville camera looking back across the bay at san francisco. it's dreary out there. but as lisa argen is going to tell us, the worst is actually ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >> the man who wrote the best selling book "the kite ru
at the heavy rain from richmond, martinez and berkeley, now pushing into the east bay. and 580 and back westward. 280 in san francisco. not only looking it he rain but gusty winds. lighter rains into fremont and union city and the south bay. this will all continue to increase throughout the day. the first half of the day looking much, much different than the second half. carolyn. >> lisa, you are the key person this morning. thank you so much. big concern in the north bay is flooding, especially along creeks and rivers. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where they are watching that river rise inch by inch. >> yes. inch by inch, carolyn, especially as the rain continues to fall. i've come to the realization this is my lot in life, to be put in situations where the rain is blowing horizontally at me all morning long. the wind is whipping through napa. we have a look at the river this morning whereas carolyn mentioned, flooding is a concern. it was expected that the river would surpass it's flood level about noon today. now that's changed. estimates go anywhere from 1:00 p.m.
be mountain, santa rosa, and into martinez and vacaville. you see the darker shading green right here. so that heavy rain beginning to sink south into the east bay from richmond and berkeley, continue ron. you see the rain all throughout high bay 1, highway 101 through san francisco. and the winds are common over 40 to 45 miles an hour. into the east bay the rain is picking up from 580, grizzlies peak boulevard, emeryville and walnut creek. no one is spared in the south bay. the rain a little bit lighter from the peninsula over to the east bay. but still it's getting wet from union city, 880 and 680 and down through the south bay right now. so as i said before, if you are not feeling the effects of the rain right now, you are certainly feeling the effects of the wind. 20 to 25 americans gusts from livermore to san jose. but look at the coast. 51 miles an hour. so those planes aren't going anywhere this morning. wind gusts in hayward near 40 miles an hour. wind advisory during noontime and flash flood watch the evening hours. we will see the rises in streams and creeks after the heaviest r
to close four fire stations one in walnut creek and three in clayton, martinez, and lafayette. supervisors are expected to vote to officially shut them down for good after voters rejected a parcel tax in november. measure q would have preserved existing levels of fire service. officials say they will have to scale back responses to low priority calls. >>> investigators looking into a deadly cabin fire near fairfax say it was caused by a marijuana glowing operation. a body was found burned in the cabin. the fire chief says the source of the blade was illegal wiring feeding -- of the blaze was illegal wiring feeding electricity into that shed. >>> a water line under mountain view drive ruptured following sunday's storm causing the road to collapse. repairs are expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. >>> soon workers blaming a clogged sewer line backed up and broken sewer lines all over that region sewage started spilling out of a money hole sunday morning, 30,000 gallons they are not sure if it reached a nearby creek. >>> tentative settlement between port of oakland and union as o
, walnut creek, clayton and martinez. fires say closures would affect response times to areas around the stations. many people the closures are inevitable because the district feeds to shutdown two stations by next july to save money -- one to two stations will need to be closed by july 2014 >> you don't have to get a badge to be a crime fighter in san francisco. new program by the police department is counting on the public and social media to solve cases it is called the line-up. each week a piece of surveillance video is featured with the hope that someone looking in will recognize a criminal. this week's offering shows a stun gun assault on polk street caught last month. we have a link to the san francisco police website at abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> verizon wants to know more about what you do in your living room. >> here's jane king. >>> watch for changes in job benefits, companies considering dropping health insurance for millions because by 2014 it may be cheaper to pay government fines under the new law. the study indicates the majority will continue to offer healt
to close four fire stations. if approved, stations in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette would close january 1. the county's top fire official recommended the closures, saying a loss of property taxes and a failed tax measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserves. >>> a decision on whether to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office was sent to the public protection committee for further study. it's expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for a final decision. >>> and big bags of marijuana were hauled out of the victorian house that burned in san francisco. police also removed equipment for the growing plagues. the cause of the two-alarm fire in the haight-ashbury neighborhood is unknown. no one was injured. time now 6:10. >>> fiscal frustration. why a compromise on capitol hill looks more impossible every day. >> hundreds of thousands protesting at the egypt presidential palace. >> and the millionaire fugitive p
station number 4 on hawthorne drive, station 11, station 12 on shell avenue in martinez and station 16 in lay fayette. they come after voters rejected measure q which would have started a seven year parcel tax to pay for fire services. >>> residents in half moon bay are on alert after two mountain lion cubs were spotted there. the sighting was reports yesterday afternoon. if you see a cub don't don't approach because the mother may be nearby. >> an oregon man attacked by a shark. thomas kennedy was reportedly snorkeling when the shark attacked. he had several cuts what may have been a tiger shark. he was worried he would be attacked again when he saw his trail of blood in the water. his personality changed at the hospital. >> you know you have to look at it like -- the emt told me on the way, you could have had this or been struck by lightning, the odds are about the same. >> the lifeguards closed part of the beach. it's the third shark attack since october. >> if you are looking for more energy efficient lights you can get them free today, just turn in your old ones. for each str
. fire station no. 12 in martinez is one of the four stations on the chopping block. the fire chief says, closing the stations will lead to lower response times but adds, the failure of a partial tax on the november ballot mayes said there are few options left. the next board meeting is scheduled for tuesday december they levitt. the board says, at that point, it would have to make a final decision on the fate of the four fire stations periods >> there is 26 days until the fiscal cliff. the expiration of the bush tax cuts for all americans, and automatic government spending cuts that will kick in and republicans and the white house seem to have found some common ground. both sides are green that tax revenue and reductions in entitlement spending are key elements of the deal. republicans may be softening on raising taxes for wealthier americans and the white house may be on accepting a greater spending cut for medicare. >> we will be right back as kron 4 news continues. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you
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